A fast-paced City of Chicago project recently relocated and consolidated City offices in the 2 North LaSalle office building in Chicago. The project right-sized space for City departments, maximizing functionality and efficiency and maintaining daylight access for all employees. The 220,000 square foot office space, spread over eleven floors, delivers a revitalized planning approach with new employee workspace standards matching requirements to job function. TKB worked with architectural prime Johnson Lasky Kindelin to develop planning and design standards, and to achieve the compressed project timeline.
The project delivers a tailored, open environment with clear circulation and reconfigured storage and services. Wall graphics showcase historic Chicago history. Small group huddle rooms provide expanded opportunities for collaborative teaming and quiet work, and large conference rooms dispersed on each floor offer flexibility and updated audiovisual capability. Breakrooms are designed for multiple modes of interaction in creative, colorful spaces. The project blends new and reused furniture into a cohesive whole.
Designed to meet LEED Silver requirements, the project provides the City with modernized offices featuring newly efficient lighting, more daylight access, and greater collaborative space – all delivered within a modest budget.